The Colombian film producer Biofilm S.A. and Brückner Maschinenbau have successfully crowned their latest joint project: Biofilm's BOPP film production line in Altamira, Mexico, is now running at a constant speed of 525 m/min with a film thickness of up to 17 µm. For Brückner this is another prominent reference in the speed area above 500 m/min. The high speed and output of the film line marks Brückner's expertise in this field. The line's excellent performance together with a number of special design features and the location in Mexico underline Biofilm's strategic course aimed at the challenging NAFTA film markets.
Since its establishment in 1988, Biofilm has become a major enterprise in the international BOPP marketplace and is the largest exporter of BOPP films in Latin America. Their first production facility is located in Cartagena, Colombia, where today there are three Brückner production lines in total. In 2004, Biofilm opened their second manufacturing premises in Altamira, Mexico, again in cooperation with Brückner. The new, second Mexican line adds to this facility an additional 30,000 tons/year. Biofilm's products are grouped into five main film categories: plain (non-heat sealable), coextruded heat sealable, metallized, opaque and labels.